United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.
Final rept. May 77-Sep 80,
AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO
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This report describes the design, fabrication, installation and testing of a small variable-speed vertical axis wind turbine VAWT. This VAWT is unique in its installation using hand tools only unconventional and simple support system and variable speed operation under microprocessor control. Initial testing confirmed that the turbine can be controlled by commanded alternator field modulation. Further studies will be directed toward determination of an optimum control algorithm.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion